Academic journal article Education Next

Recent Education Publications from Aei

Academic journal article Education Next

Recent Education Publications from Aei

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Free Inquiry and Federally Funded Research

Authors: Frederick M. Hess and Grant Addison I American Enterprise Institute I October 2017

In recent years, the foundationa l values of free speech and open inquiry have increasingly come under assault at the nation 's colleges and universities, with many institutions maintaining formal polices that restrict constitutionally protected speech. Frederick M. Hess and Grant Addison argue that higher education institutions with formal pol icies that restrict, chill, or pun ish constitutionally protected speech should be rendered inel igible for federal research funding. Institutions that choose to accept research funds from the federal government should be contractually bound to commit to safeguarding free inquiry.

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Education Savings Accounts: The New Frontier in School Choice

Authors: Nat Malkus, Adam Peshek, and Gerard Robinson I Rowman & Littlefield I April 2017

School choice has been central to American education policy debate for a quartercentury. But throughout that time, school choice has been just that-school choice. In a potentially profound development, Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) rei magine parent choice in ways that may upend many assumptions that have framed issues of school choice in the past. ESAs offer something wholly new, allowing parents to customize their child 's education by stitching together tradi tional schools and different education providers, including tutors, therapists, and onl ine and blended models. …

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